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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Alter the pips, the news came on.
▪ Dot wondered about the apple tree growing from a pip.
▪ Each pip a seed, each seed a growth, each growth - life.
▪ Fruit pips are seeds, so try growing your miniature trees from these.
▪ In the centre was a large round circle enclosing the pips.
▪ Most volcanic rocks contain some phenocrysts - they are a bit like the pips in raspberry jam.
▪ Next, the pips of the computer dialing.
▪ The Doctor placed the remainder of the apple in his mouth and proceeded to eat the core, stalk and pips.
▪ He was narrowly pipped at the post on time in the prestigious Derby event and also took runner-up in another speed event.
▪ But they met their match in Ryde School from the Isle of Wight, who pipped them for victory.
▪ He was narrowly pipped at the post on time in the prestigious Derby event and also took runner-up in another speed event.
▪ In a close encounter last season, Gloucester pipped Northampton by 7 points to 6.
▪ Manchester United pipped them in last season's Rumbelows Cup semi-final thriller and could pay for it today.
▪ Sec.'s team made a strong run at the post and just pipped Russell Mulford's team for second place.
▪ Surprisingly not: New York just pipped Florida in the visitor stakes, though only just.
▪ When they eventually went for him, at the end of 1986, they were pipped by Somerset.
▪ Yes ... I remember a hansom pipped me to a good prospect, in Threadneedle Street.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pip \Pip\, n. [OE. pippe, D. pip, or F. p['e]pie; from LL. pipita, fr. L. pituita slime, phlegm, rheum, in fowls, the pip. Cf. Pituite.] A contagious disease of fowls, characterized by hoarseness, discharge from the nostrils and eyes, and an accumulation of mucus in the mouth, forming a ``scale'' on the tongue. By some the term pip is restricted to this last symptom, the disease being called roup by them.


Pip \Pip\, n. [Formerly pippin, pepin. Cf. Pippin.] (Bot.) A seed, as of an apple or orange.


Pip \Pip\, n. [Perh. for pick, F. pique a spade at cards, a pike. Cf. Pique.] One of the conventional figures or ``spots'' on playing cards, dominoes, etc.


Pip \Pip\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Pipping.] [See Peep.] To cry or chirp, as a chicken; to peep.

To hear the chick pip and cry in the egg.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"seed of an apple," 1797, shortened form of pipin "seed of a fleshy fruit" (early 14c.), from Old French pepin (13c.), probably from a root *pipp-, expressing smallness (compare Italian pippolo, Spanish pepita "seed, kernel").


"disease of birds," late 14c., probably from Middle Dutch pippe "mucus," from West Germanic *pipit (cognates: East Frisian pip, Middle High German pfipfiz, German Pips), an early borrowing from Vulgar Latin *pippita, unexplained alteration of Latin pituita "phlegm" (see pituitary).


"spot on a playing card, etc." c.1600, peep, of unknown origin. Because of the original form, it is not considered as connected to pip (n.1). Related: Pips.


Etymology 1 n. 1 Any of various respiratory diseases in birds, especially infectious coryz

  1. (from the 15th c.) 2 (context humorous English) Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression. Etymology 2

    n. 1 (context obsolete English) A pippin. 2 (cx UK English) A seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as a peach, orange, or apple. 3 (context US colloquial English) Something or someone excellent, of high quality. 4 (context British dated WW I signalese English) P in (w: RAF phonetic alphabet) Etymology 3

    n. 1 One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc. 2 (context military public service English) One of the stars worn on the shoulder of a uniform to denote rank, e.g. of a soldier or a fireman. 3 A spot; a speck. 4 A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip. 5 A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation v

  2. 1 To get the better of; to defeat by a narrow margin 2 To hit with a gunshot Etymology 4

    vb. 1 To peep, to chirp 2 (context avian biology English) To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg Etymology 5

    n. One of a series of very short, electronically produced tones, used, for example, to count down the final few seconds before a given time or to indicate that a caller using a payphone needs to make further payment if he is to continue his call. Etymology 6

    n. (context finance currency trading English) The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.

  1. n. a disease of poultry

  2. a minor nonspecific ailment

  3. a small hard seed found in some fruits

  4. a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) [syn: spot]

  5. a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface [syn: blip, radar target]

  6. [also: pipping, pipped]

  1. v. kill by firing a missile [syn: shoot]

  2. hit with a missile from a weapon [syn: shoot, hit]

  3. defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents" [syn: worst, mop up, whip, rack up]

  4. [also: pipping, pipped]

Pip (counting)

Pips are small but easily countable items. The term is used to describe the dots on dominoes and dice, the symbols that denote suits and value of playing cards, as the name for the small seeds of some fruit, and sometimes as a synonym for "dot" in morse code.


Pip, Pips, Pipp, PIP or PIPS may refer to:

Pip (South Park)

"Pip" (also known as "Great Expectations") is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of the animated television series South Park, and the 62nd episode of the series overall. It first aired on Comedy Central in the United States on November 29, 2000 and was rated TV-MA. The episode is a parody and comedic retelling of Charles Dickens's 1861 novel Great Expectations, and stars the South Park character Pip, who assumes the role of Pip, the protagonist of the novel, who is his namesake. "Pip" features no other regular characters from the show. The story is narrated in a live action parody of the anthology television series Masterpiece Theatre, with the narrator played by Malcolm McDowell.

Pip as a character was established to originate from the Dickens novel early on in the series, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone had the idea of retelling Great Expectations with the character for a long time. "Pip" has a unique design and animation compared to other episodes. To achieve this look, a lot of assets had to be built from scratch. This was a demanding task for the South Park studios at the time, and production of the episode was stretched out across several months. The concept of the episode changed significantly during this time; for example, the original plan was for the episode to be a musical.

Parker and Stone claim that "Pip" is one of the least popular episodes. The episode was written by Parker and directed by animation director Eric Stough. Since its original airing, it has been re-run infrequently on Comedy Central.

Pip (package manager)

pip is a package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python. Many packages can be found in the Python Package Index (PyPI).

Python 2.7.9 and later (on the python2 series), and Python 3.4 and later include pip (pip3 for Python 3) by default.

pip is a recursive acronym that can stand for either "Pip Installs Packages" or "Pip Installs Python".

Pip (musician)

Pip (born "Phillip Andrew Arnold" in Marietta, Georgia on April 26, 1992) is an American funk-pop artist who participated in season 2 of The Voice as part of Team Adam Levine.

Pip (Great Expectations)

Philip Pirrip, called Pip, is the protagonist and narrator in Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations (1861). He is amongst the most popular characters in English literature, widely portrayed all over the world on stage and screen.

Pip narrates his story many years after the events of the novel take place. The novel follows Pip's process from childhood innocence to experience. The financial and social rise of the protagonist is accompanied by an emotional and moral deterioration, which finally forces Pip to recognize his negative expectations in a new self-awareness.

Pip (nickname)

Pip is the nickname of:

  • Philip Baker, one half of Pip and Jane Baker, a British television writing team
  • Phillipa Brown (born 1979), stage name Ladyhawke (musician), New Zealand singer, songwriter and musician
  • Percy Jack Clayson (1896-?), British First World War flying ace
  • Philip Pip Elson (born 1954), English cricketer
  • Arthur Fielder (1877-1949), English cricketer
  • Philip John Gardner (1914-2003), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Philip Hugh Whitby Hicks (1895-1967), British Army brigadier general
  • Philippa Pip Karmel (born 1963), Australian film director, editor and screenwriter
  • Scottie Pippen (born 1965), American retired National Basketball Association player
  • Patrick Playfair (1889-1974), Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force officer, air marshal
  • Philip Pip Proud (1947–2010), Australian singer-songwriter, poet, novelist and dramatist
  • Phillip Pip Pyle (1950-2006), English-born drummer
  • Thomas Pip Rippon (1888-1950), English footballer
  • George Philip Bradley Roberts (1906-1997), British Army major general
  • Philippa Tattersall (born 1975), only woman to pass the All Arms Commando Course to join the British Royal Marines
  • Philip Pip Williams (born 1947), British musician and record producer

Usage examples of "pip".

Wagner, wearing the camouflage pattern coveralls and the pips of a captain of the Armee Nationale Congolaise, sat on the floor of the cabin, his back braced against the rear bulkhead.

Pip was mounting guard at the shed, and had undertaken to get Judy safely away, and Bunty had been stationed on the back veranda to keep cave and whistle three times if there was any danger.

And Bunty used to bring in the white mice and the blind French guinea-pig, and let them run loose over the counterpane, and Pip did most of his carpentering on a little table near, so she could see each fresh stage and suggest improvements as he went along.

Pip and Bunty and the two youngest girls running wild, and no one in authority?

Of himself, concerned for an unexpectedly cataleptic Pip, entering a dome identical to the one that now rose before him.

Larry, Daisy, Pip, Bets and Ern jumped too, and clutched in fright at one another, when the eerie wail echoed round them.

Behind him came Bets, then Larry, then Daisy, Ern and Pip being the last two.

Her eyes had a goggly look, and altogether she appeared considerably pipped.

The Cairhienin was pacing just behind the line until Mat appeared and swung down from Pips.

Topper and Pip are doing, maybe letting them out in the bottom pasture if Raff can spare it.

They would regain control of the weapon and, if they did not shoot him outright, reimprison him, doubtless in such a way that Pip could not free him as she had previously.

Judy and Pip could not hear, and was given a ruggy horse that had carried Mrs.

As the ship approached the balk line, sudden new tasks were discovered, squeezed from the vacuum like so many pips from an orange.

He walked slowly up the red road along which the dogcart had sped so blithesomely some six or seven hours ago, and Judy and Pip followed at a respectful--a very respectful--distance.

Mat hesitated a moment before booting Pips to follow, but Rhuarc and the Taardad sept chiefs, each with his ten, stepped off with the dapple.